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vintage polished aluminium desk light with cast steel base
Reference 10_0540

Retro 1950s table light

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A vintage desk lamp by British manufacturer 'Ergon'. A polished aluminium shade with a brushed and lacquered stepped steel base. There is rotation and lateral adjustment at the base and arm.

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cast steel base on a 1950s desk light
UK

Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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1950s retro table light side table sitting room

Restoration

At skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

green braided fabric power cable

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with two metres of olive green braided cable, a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, inline switch and a plug.

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330 mm
450 mm
2.7 kg
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150 (Base) mm
Silver

Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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A quick word from our customers

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- David | Preston | UK

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- Lucy | London | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | UK

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